About the Team
Jason Smith along with his former bandmate, Phil Peterson are the founders the Madness on Main (May) and Yes, Indeed! (September) festivals, known as the “bookends of the Houston festival season”.
“We have assembled an amazing ‘behind the scenes’ team. The folks on our team want to make a career in music and I like knowing I am helping them achieve their goals. For Houston to grow as a music town we need to build a bridge that helps connect Houston musicians with Houston businesses”.
Phil Peterson of A*RV Presents has been booking underground indie shows for bars, restaurants and venues across the inner loop since 2011.
He also serves as stage manager and sound engineer for many of Houston’s live music venues, and festivals like October’s East End Street Festival.
Phil is currently a booking agent for Satellite Bar and Red Light at Springbok amongst others.”.
Sarah Gregory, on her 4th festival working directly with Jason and Phil often plays chameleon in the music production world, jumping roles from Artist Relations to Stage management and booking.
Starting at Zenhill Records (which was Sugarhill and Zenfilms record label) in 2011 and now working with Splice Records, Sarah constantly has her ear to the ground on up-n-coming talent and works with the industry to keep live music active within the city.
Her portfolio includes album release party productions, contracting for several festivals including Madness on Main Street, Yes Indeed!, Sustainable living fest, Haute Wheels Food Truck Fest, Big Brew, FPSF, Houston Beer fest, Woodlands Beer Fest, Texas Tequila & Margarita and co-founded the Bowie Elvis Fest and River Revival.
She’s won Houston Music Maven 2013.
Marissa Saenz stepped into the local music scene three years ago coming from 15 years corporate marketing. She launched her event marketing company, Pure Peach in 2013 pushing the Marketing industry to invest sponsorship dollars into regional events produced by the local music and art community.
Marissa’s portfolio includes promotional marketing campaigns for the following companies: Walmart, Bank of America, Guerrero Tortillas, Maseca (Gruma), Cricket Communications, Verizon Fios, KRAFT Singles, Maxwell House, Quilted Northern, Zantac, Reliant Energy, Sonic, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Heineken, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Baylor College of Medicine, Mary Kay, NASCAR and Memorial Hermann.
Marissa represents several Texas festivals in regards to their sponsorship sales.
Angel Garza (aka @Tenpast7) serves as master designer for the festival.
The San Antonian and multi-genre music fan disguises himself as advertising Creative Director by day and prides himself in designing visuals that reflect the brand as well as engage the audience.
His concepts go from napkin doodles all the way to viral social media content.
Atefeh Karabi is the newest member to Yes, Indeed! Music Fest.
With only a few years in the scene, she has quickly worked her way behind several music initiatives throughout the state including working with The Syndicate entertainment marketing agency and C3 Presents in Austin, Texas.
Atefeh also serves as Assistant Music Director at KTRU Rice University, where she DJ’s every friday and communicates with upcoming events/labels/etc.
Atefeh keeps her ear to the ground staying in “the know” of Independent Texas Music and we’re excited to call her a part of the Yes Indeed and Madness on Main Family.
Martin Harrison operates the OUTFIT – a digital strategy, tactics and support solutions company.
Exactly 30 years ago he was in his first school band. They were on BBC TV. It was surreal. Martin then spent the next 15 years managing & performing in various bands covering a wide range of styles. After a short stint checking out opera he moved to Texas and hung up the microphone.
During the above, he created an ISP and Web Service Company (RSC Internet), Digital Design Company (DEMAND) , WEB & IT Support Company (FUJ & COMPUTABILITY), Digital Strategy & Media Company (Not A Polygon) and with the accumulated experience, skills … and talent … has tailored OUTFIT to adapt to the challenges encountered by the business adventurers of today and tomorrow. It’s time to suit up. Digitally.
Originally from Scotland, Martin has lived in Houston for 14 years. He has retained his accent. He often does not get what he ordered from food joints. He digs surprises.